Technology Monitored Asset Health

The U.S. has more than more than 1.4 million rail cars and rail tracks that could circle the globe 13 times. Railroads have turned to advanced technologies to monitor the health of the 140,000 freight rail network and the equipment moving across it. Using technologies like ground-penetrating radar to detect issues beneath the tracks and wayside detectors to identify repair needs, railroads are taking a proactive monitoring strategy to improve the network’s reliability.